Wehr Wednesdays #4

A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.

عبء ‘ib’ pl. أعباء a’bā’ load, burden (على on), encumbrance (على to)

Root: ع-ب-ء

Page: 685*

Example: “أصبَحَ السِرُّ عِبْءاً عَلَيها”

Translation: “the secret became a burden upon her”

* The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition

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